One of the services we’ve really prided ourselves on over the years has been our managed dedicated server offerings. We’ve deployed over a thousand dedicated servers in production over the past few years and many of our clients have been running without an issue on the same hardware for years. But over time hardware starts to become outdated and eventually will fail. Many of our clients on these legacy dedicated servers (any server that’s 2-3 years in production) are due for an upgrade to a new server or better yet, a migration to the cloud.
We believe the best option for 90% of these dedicated servers is without question migration to a cloud server. With the migration to the cloud server the client will benefit from:
- the ability to scale up and down hardware as business demands dictate.
- protection from hardware failures because all of our cloud servers are built on top of redundant hardware.
- and in many cases, drastically improved performance because the cloud servers are built using the latest hardware and not processors from 3 years ago.
So all this new functionality sounds great, but then you start to realize: “oh nooo, this means a site migration and I don’t have the hours, days or (in some cases) weeks it’s going to take to move everything, test everything and get it back online! We’ll just wait it a bit longer for when we can free up the time.” The reality is, time is never freed up. But what if, you could make that migration without an extended downtime? What if you could make that migration without impacting your clients but for a brief moment? What if we told you we could take your physical server, convert it “as is” into a cloud server and you can instantly start reaping the benefits of a cloud server?
That “what if” isn’t a what it at all but a reality. I’m pleased to announce that Applied Innovations is able to do what’s called a Physical to Virtual Migration (or P2V) of your dedicated server to a cloud server and in most instances you’ll experience only 15-20 minutes of downtime. Sounds great? Absolutely! But wait, it gets better.
Not only are we able to do a P2V for you but through the month of November we’ll do the P2V at no charge (up to 2 hours of planning and migration and most migrations take less than a day with very little downtime)!
If this sounds like something you’re interested in pursuing please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss it further.